From the beating heart of Brooklyn to a converted dairy barn in Chester, Vermont, Rebecca Haas is an artist of many worlds.
As a student, she walked the cobblestone streets of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where she learned the fundamentals of fine jewelry making. After 12 years of designing and creating custom metal jewelry in New York City, Rebecca found inspiration somewhere far-off, yet familiar. Today, her rural studio lies next to the house she grew up in, and Rebecca—a mother of two—relishes the tranquility of the rural environment. Her creativity stoked by solitude, she crafts pieces from formed and hammered wire of various gauges using recycled and ethically sourced materials culled from New York City’s Diamond District.
Rebecca loves the process of her craft and feels strongly about the value of handmade work. Her style is distinguished by a minimalist sensibility and draws its strength and definition from balance, delicacy and a graceful investigation of positive and negative space. As a member of the Vermont Handcrafters Association and the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, Rebecca’s work is recognized across the country and around the world.